What sets the Tokyo Ramen Show apart from any other ramen tasting event? Ramen is just ramen, isn't it?
The Tokyo Ramen Show is a joint collaboration between some of the finest minds in the industry. Who ever thought you could add CRISPY cheese AND CRISPY bacon to ramen? Well, it was done here at the Tokyo Ramen Show 2012, by two of the most recognizable names in ramen called "Ippudo" in joint collaboration with another heavy weight called "Toridei". In addition, all of that ramen goodness was served up in a spicy tomato base with vegetables.
Some memorable bowls of ramen came from Hachioji and Kyushu, even Nagoya and then there were some prefectural favorites from Yamagata, Aomori, and Fukushima.
Here is a list of my favorites:
Nagoya Best Condition Ramen (ベトコンラーメン).
Packed with garlic, Chinese leeks, bean sprouts, pork! This was my favorite ramen dish.
Located at C-12
And then, the joint collaboration between Ippudos and Toridei
The crispy cheese and bacon with the tomato in the middle located at C-12
Another great ramen would be
Another really nice place where I highly recommend the Skewered meat is at the Hachioji Ramen stall
Thick brothy goodness with these huge chunks of meat. The pork, eggs, and beef were amazing. I intend to go back up there just for that.
Remember, you can purchase the tickets at 7-11 ( highly recommend). Try to buy as many tickets from 7-11, that way you do not have to wait in line when you get the ramen show. Just go straight to the ramen stall and order ramen. Tickets are 800 each, and the proceeds from it go to charity.
Go to Ebisu Station then take the bus to Olympic Stadium Park. The bus number I do not recall clearly, but there should be a sign in English with information, or you can ask some one. Buses are quite frequent. There are a few other ways and station to get there. I do not recommend them. Just go via the Ebisu/bus route. It's easier and faster.
Last order is around 8:20